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and congress has not announced any progress. president obama is asking law makers to act now on the one area where they do agree. >> we should not hold the middle class hostage while we debate tax cuts for the wealthy. here is something we agree on. we don't want middle classes taxes to go up, let's lock that in. >> he made that appeal during his first news conches since winning reelection. he also says enacting legislation would eliminate the fiscal cliff and they could focus on tax reform and entitlements. overall democrats want to raise taxes on the wealthiest 2% and republicans want to extend them for everyone. >>> there is not much hope about a compromise. as stocks finish the day sharply down. the dow done 185 points and the nasdaq also on a down note. if no deal is reesmed taxes for all americans go up january 1. >>> there was also a chance to ask president obama about the scandal of david petraeus. he saysed the no impact on national security. he is also with holding judgment about whether he should have been notified sooner about the petraeus investigation. and the f.b.i. agent who
the president and first lady, michelle obama, participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery. before it began the president hosted a white house breakfast for vet advance. afterwards he and mrs. obama visited arlington section 60, dedicated to servicemen who died in iraq and afghanistan. they also shared private words with families of deceased servicemembers. the president noted to applause that this was the first veterans day since forces left iraq. an oversized american flag flying over domino's sugar refinery to commemorate veterans day. the pole had to be repaired after a storm knocked it down 25 years ago. >> today we're restoring that on veterans day, a 10 foot by 12-foot flag, which will rise up over the refinery and next to that iconic sign we'll have a flag over the harbor forever. >> the raising of the new flag is just one of the many ways the company is celebrating their 90th anniversary. the baltimore ravens along with the maryland food bank gathers food and funds for the hungry. hoping to exceed last year's total of $26,000, and more than 11,000 pounds o
to be the other woman in the affair. >> in his resignation letter to president obama, david petraeus, who took over at the cia in 2011, wrote, after being married for 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable as the husband -- as a husband and the leader of an organization such as ours. he resigned just days after his boss won reelection. president obama accepted it, saying, i wish them the very best at this difficult time. >> for lack of a better term, petraeus is a legend. one of the few generals in american history to get so much credit for some many different things. >> he was scheduled to testify on the terrorist attack in benghazi that left four americans dead, including ambassador chris stevens. >> this is probably the most politically uncomfortable, leaving aside the stuff from the affair, just the benghazi question, the most politically- uncomfortable question the guy had since reaching that stage. >> the resignation caught even washington d.c. off guard. >> the president accepted petraeus' resignation on the same d
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